Month: July 2008

Discovering Roy Ayers

One of my favourite acid jazz songs is ‘Everybody Loves The Sunshine’. As a beginner to acid jazz in my university days, I listened to compilation CDs and thought the song was written by The Quiet Boys, until I heard a new, jazzier rendition of it on our local radio station Lush 99.5. I then …

On hobbies

I discovered to my horror, while at a recent ‘welcome the new staff’ session, that when asked what hobbies I had, there was nothing significant to speak of. If you asked me this question over ten years ago, I’d have given a few answers: **Reading.** I still read but in bits and pieces. My mind’s …

Plans for my Bristol day trip

My plan: 1. Take an early morning train to Bristol’s Temple Meads station, which is within walking distance of the city centre. 2. Walk down to the recently-renovated Broadmead for a spot of shopping and to grab lunch. Alternatively, check out the [Bristol Food & Wine Fair](http://www.bristolwineandfoodfair.co.uk/) which opens, happily, on the very day that …

Back to the UK

This Tuesday, I will be heading back to the UK for my sister’s graduation in Middlesex. We will base ourselves in London and make day trips. As there are only enough tickets for parents to attend the graduation ceremony, I intend to spend that day alone in Bristol, my alma mater, land of Wallace & …